* Research-led teaching: courses on the International Relations MA are designed and taught by international renowned researchers in International Relations, Contemporary History, and Law.
* The department hosts an active guest lecture series featuring leading scholars and thinkers in the area of International Relations, Politics, and History.
* Students takings the Brunel MA in International Relations will have the opportunity to become members of the leading British think-tank, Chatham House.
International Relations presents policy-makers and scholars with a wide range of issues that require analysis and evaluation. Students graduating with a masters degree in International Relations will be equipped to understand and interpret these issues more deeply and to think creatively about the challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century.
All students take the module 'Evolution of International Relations' designed to set out the conceptual foundations of the subject and three optional modules enabling specialist instruction in specific fields. Students develop their research skills through, in particular, completion of a dissertation on a subject of their choice within the field of International Relations.
Graduates of the MA International Relations at Brunel will be able to pursue careers in a wide range of organisations including government, international institutions, non-governmental organisations, business, research institutes and security. A number of masters students have also elected to pursue further study at doctoral level.
The Brunel MA in International Relations aims to develop students' knowledge of this evolving discipline and to provide students with the opportunity to study topics across its key sub-fields.
* The Evolution of International Relations
Students must also select three optional modules from the list below:
* China and the World
* Democracy, War and Intervention
* Imperialism and Culture
* The United States in World Affairs, 1945-2001
* Intelligence Concepts: Issues and Institutions
* The United Nations Human Rights Regime (term 1) + Theory and Practice of Human Rights (term 2). (These two 15 credit modules are taught by the Law department and must be taken together).
* Influencing Public Policy: UK Governance in Transnational World
* Public Policy and the Challenges of Cultural Diversity
* War in History: 1789 to Present
* The Second World War
* Intelligence History: Failure and Success
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
The Brunel International Scholarships
The Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University. The deadline for applying for the 2014/15 programme is 25 May 2014 and all applicants will be notified of the panel's decision by the middle of July.
For 2014/15, thanks to the generosity of Brunels alumni and supporters, we are pleased to be able to offer 37 awards, which will comprise a15% discountonthe cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.